Opened in June 1923, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the largest football stadium in the Pac-12 conference and is the home field of the USC Trojans. The Coliseum is the first stadium in history to host the Summer Olympics twice (1932 and 1984) and will host the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad in 2028.
The stadium has hosted decades of historic events, including the 1959 World Series (the Dodgers beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2), Super Bowl I (1967), Super Bowl VII (the 1973 Miami Dolphins perfect season), Wattstax music festival, Evel Knievel’s 50-car jump, and concerts by some of the biggest names in music. On March 29, 2008, the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox set a Guinness World Record for the largest attendance ever at a baseball game with a crowd of 115,300.
Notable figures include John F. Kennedy, who gave his "New Frontier" acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1960; Billy Graham’s 1963 crusade (the 134,254 attendance is an all-time Coliseum record), the first-ever Papal Mass by Pope John Paul II in 1987; and Nelson Mandela’s triumphant return to the U.S. in 1990.
The Coliseum was added to the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1984.